March 2007, Volume 37 Number 3 , p 70 - 70
ZEIGLER, SHIRLEY A. RN, CRNP, MSN
Shirley A. Zeigler is a nurse-consultant at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Although you need to support the adverse event–reporting policy of your health care facility, you may voluntarily report a medical device that doesn't perform as intended by contacting MedWatch at 1-800-FDA-1088 (fax: 1-800-FDA-0178) or online at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/how.htm . The opinions and statements in this report are those of the author and may not reflect the views of the Department of Health and Human Services. Beverly Albrecht Gallauresi, RN, BS, MPH, who coordinates Device Safety , is a nurse-consultant at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the Food and Drug Administration in Rockville, Md.
TEN MINUTES AFTER a patient began receiving a hemodialysis treatment, his venous blood line separated from the catheter. Shortly after the venous blood line was clamped, the patient complained of shortness of breath. His respirations were ...